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Portland Timbers at Chivas USA Match Thread [7:30]

The Timbers take on Chivas USA in Carson tonight in a match that could catapult the Timbers as high as 3rd place in the West.

The Portland Timbers take on Chivas USA tonight in a game that the team needs to win if they want to compete for a higher seed in the Western Conference. The Timbers have recently had a number of players return to the team, but they are facing a resurgent Chivas USA side who have made significant improvements since the summer transfer window.

Here's all the information you need for today's game:

General Information

Watch it on: Root Sports

Kick off: 7:30 pm at the Stubhub Center

Portland Timbers: 5th Place (42 points) in the Western Conference.

Chivas USA: 9th Place (25 points) in the Wester Conference.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers: Ricketts, Zizzo, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington, Chara, Nagbe, W. Johnson ©, Alhassan, Valencia, Wallace.

Chivas USA: Kennedy (C); Burling, Bocanegra, de Luna, Borja; Avila, Mejia, Alvarez, Minda, de la Fuente; Torres.

Final Thoughts

This will be a difficult game, but one that the Timbers can win. Answering the team's selection issues is a good problem to have for Caleb Porter as the Timbers can make use of some of their depth rather than endangering the health of some of the team's regular starters.